At the end of Sunday’s 31-28 victory over the Rams, the Lions lined up to have quarterback Matthew Stafford take a knee and run out what was left on the clock.
Such plays usually pass without much response from the defense, but the Rams took a page from Greg Schiano’s book and handled things differently. They charged the line, forcing a couple of Lions linemen back into Stafford on one snap and leading to pushing and shoving between the teams.
That behavior didn’t sit well with other coaches when Schiano’s Buccaneers teams did it. On Monday, however, Lions coach Jim Caldwell declined to take issue with the way Rams coach Jeff Fisher and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams handled the end of the game.
“Guys coach how they want to coach, it’s their business,” Caldwell said, via the Detroit Free Press. “We do what we do, everybody else does what they do. We don’t try to copy anybody. We don’t worry about what anybody things or anything of that nature. We just try to do our job.”
Caldwell also declined to offer an update on the condition of center Travis Swanson, who injured his hand in the scrum and went for x-rays after the game.